Friday, July 29, 2011
Not much chatter on the porch lately.. I know ya'll are out there living life! I hope it is treating you well! We are all packed up and ready for our week long vacation at Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Va!
It should be a lovely week, i'll take lots of pics and share w/ ya'll when we get back :')
Monday, January 3, 2011
I put a tub of it in the freezer.... someone remind me to get it out in a couple of weeks :')
I still have some in the fridge... thinking of making turkey chili complete w/ green chilies!! Does anyone out there have a great turkey chili recipe???
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
I made some chili from a season kit last week. Which is really unusual, I always do my own thing... even won a chili cook-off once :') yes, I'm still gloating, 2 years later....
I used some ground beef that we got from the half quarter that we went in on with some friends. I did skim off nearly all the grease. I do not like greasy chili! lol...
This batch was super yummy! I really enjoyed this seasoning kit... It was a little spicier than I like, Brett wouldn't eat it, but chuckie loved it.
The best part was pulling it out for leftovers tonight!
It is my time of the month, and that sure makes me grumpy and sleepy, so it was nice to make my man a dinner that will satisfy him w/ minimal work :')
Chili and Stew are 'bout the only thing I like about winter! What do ya'll cook when it's
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I keep going back to this blog post, on Passionate Homemaking about making your own.
It looks so simple and so easy, so I'm thinking I may order some supplies so I'll have a winter project:')
I really get the hankering to make homemade products instead of buying commercial stuff. I'm still thinking about making my own deoderant... I need to get on the ball with that one. I'll find and post a recipe soon. Also, want to make a new batch of laundry soap, but am out of one ingredient...
I have three rosemary plants, what can i do with those?
I pulled out some venison from the freezer and am throwing it in the crock pot for stew.
I had a beef stew season pack, so I'm gonna just use that and add some veggies later:')
Have a bag of stew veggies in the freezer. Gotta love frozen food and seasoning packs to make prep work a snap on your way out the door before work.
Hopefully it is good, will let ya'll know, tonight.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I made a delightful shoulder roast last weekend and needed to use up the last of it, so I made a layered casserole in my freshly scrubbed and oiled cast iron pan (thanks to Candy).
I used full size tortilla shels, pulled pork, leftover sweet potatoes, corn, shredded cheddar and a bit of salsa. I was able to get three layers in the pan, which was perfect. Baked for 40 minutes at 350.
Charlie and Brett both liked it very much. Brett ask for less sweet potatoes next time :') He's not a huge fan! lol...
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I think I might try this recipe for a Christmas party this year. Looks easy to make and super yummy....
in this pic, they show it as a breakfast item, but I'm thinking it will make a good appetizer.
I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/sausage-crescent-rolls/Detail.aspx
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
There is tons of info on the internet about green smoothies, a lot stemming from Dr. Oz's appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. I did find this neat blog that I like called Happy Foodie. The author has a few other blogs that are interesting. I'd like to eat a more raw diet, so I'm trying to learn some new routines...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I know I put the chickens on facebook, but I felt the deserved a spot on the blog. The first one I made was the striped one which is really cute, but the one I am really proud of is the rhode island red chicken. I made up my own pattern for the topknot and the beak for this one. They make me almost as happy as pink flamingos make me. I am working on some new projects for the knitting store will post pictures later.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
There are many reasons to do this, it is fun to make stuff, you can save money, but most importantly, it is healthier for your stinkin' ol' pits!!!
I'm seriously thinking about trying this out... check out this blog post:
This is a blog I follow in my google reader... the author, Melinda Briana Epler, also writes for another blog, just click on her name and you can head on over to One Green Generation, which is also full of interesting information!
Have you ever made your own deodorant? Did it work?
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I read on a blog that I read often, I can't remember which right now.. but when I do, I'll post a link here for it, about a salad table. We found the plans on Martha Stewart's web site, so we went for it! Charlie and I built the table, loaded it up w/ soil and sowed our seeds. This past Monday, we had germination!!! We planted spinach, rocket salad and leaf lettuce. I'll let ya'll know how we progress w/ the growth!
- 2 packages small party/dinner rolls
- 1 stick butter
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion (optional)
- 2 tablespoons poppy seed
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 8 ounces ham slices (deli meat works great!)
- 6 ounces shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese
Without separating rolls, slice party rolls horizontally. Spread both sides evenly with butter mixture. Fill evenly with ham and cheese. Wrap each package in tightly in foil and refrigerate until ready to bake. Bake at 375 ° for about 15 minutes, or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.
Ok... I never have poppy seeds on hand, so I just skip...
I also skip the onion. I do add some granulated garlic and some brown sugar:')
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Well, I normally post a ton about my summer gardening experiences, but this year has past by.... too much going on... we have gone camping about three times this year. 10 day vacation in England smack in the middle of summer. Then right into football season.
But I can report on my tomato plants are still producing very nicely.
The rainy hot summer that we have had was perfect for these little red babes.
I've been able to pick handful on my way into the house each day after work for a nice little snack.
Today, I pruned back the wild vines and picked as many as I could.
Some I cleaned and have been snacking on this afternoon, some of them are on the back porch to ripen.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I made Parmesan Chicken Noodle soup on Sunday, cause I was dreaming about it Saturday night and it turned out yummy. It is Crissy's recipe and it is really good.